Careers fair has 
the WOW factor

Representatives from Siemens talking to Sixth Formers at the careers fair. EMN-150317-132322001

Representatives from Siemens talking to Sixth Formers at the careers fair. EMN-150317-132322001

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A Sleaford area school held its own Careers Fair and ‘WOW’ day recently which gave all its Year 9 to Year 13 pupils a chance to discuss their options with some key local employers.

Organisations visiting the event at Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn included Siemens, Lincolnshire County Council, the RAF, the Army and colleges and universities such as Lincoln University, Bishop Grosseteste, Leeds University, Sheffield Hallam, Grantham College and Access to Music.

Other organisations attending the event held last month included Hill Holt Wood, Positive Futures, National Citizen Service, WBA and Learning Communities. WOW days or ‘World of Work’ events are organised as part of the school’s comprehensive careers programme.

Steve Grant, Deputy Headteacher, who helped organise the day commented: “It is important for all young people to reflect on their futures. Careers day was an opportunity for all pupils to reflect on the various pathways that are open to them. A highlight of the day was the Careers Fair that took place with 22 organisations represented from a range of employers and education providers from across the region. Pupils from Years 9-13 took the opportunity to talk to the organisations to find out what they offer and the skills/qualifications they were look for in prospective employees.”

The school has recently been re-awarded the Career Mark accreditation, an exclusive and challenging award which validates the school’s work in providing high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.